Detection of fastidious vaginal bacteria in women with HIV infection and bacterial vaginosis.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology, Volume 2009, p.236919 (2009)

Keywords:

2009, Adult, Chi-Square Distribution, Clinical Research Division, Female, HIV Infections, HIV-1, Humans, Hydrogen-Ion Concentration, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Regression Analysis, RNA, Viral, Sensitivity and Specificity, Statistics, Nonparametric, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, Vagina, Vaginosis, Bacterial, Virus Shedding

Abstract:

Fastidious bacteria have been associated with bacterial vaginosis (BV) using PCR methods. We assessed the prevalence of these bacteria in HIV-1 infected women and their relationship with vaginal pH and shedding of HIV-1 RNA.